Time to Perform Lung Function Test in Cystic Fibrosis


Time to perform lung function test after chest physiotherapy in cystic fibrosis. The investigators study FEV1(forced expiratory volume in one second) and FVC (forced vital capacity).

Full Title of Study: “Time to Perform Lung Function Test in Cystic Fibrosis After Chest Physiotherapy.”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: N/A
    • Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: January 2012

Detailed Description

The patients perform spirometry before, direct after, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours after physiotherapist. The investigators want to study the FEV1 and FVC.


  • Procedure: Lung function test
    • Lung function test.

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Lung function test
    • Lung function test

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Lung function test. FEV1 and FVC
    • Time Frame: 2 days

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patients with cystic fibrosis Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients with cystic fibrosis who could not stay at the clinic for more than 4 hrs.

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 5 Years

Maximum Age: 80 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Cecilia Rodriguez, Physiotherapist – Karolinska University Hospital
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Cecilia Rodriguez, Physio, Principal Investigator, Karolinska Institutet

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